This film is the story of Jim, a man who's a comprehensive (middle) school teacher by day and gay man by night in the late 80's. It was the time before AIDS when Men wore Levi's and mustaches and before Calvin Klein made tighty whities sexy again.
Jim does the rounds, going to bars to meet men. The string of men lengthens one after the other; some attracted to him some he's attracted to. But, there's never a mutual attraction. As with so many bar-met men, getting to bed is easy, getting to a second date is not.
The film takes an interesting turn when one day in class, he's asked if he's ` Bent'. He answers yes and then proceeds to answer the other questions that the students pose.
Like most things in life, this film doesn't end with all the loose threads tied up neatly. However, for those of us that lived through this period, it is an interesting film.
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Jim (Ken Robertson), a London teacher by day who spends his evenings cruising bars and discos, on the lookout for men from different backgrounds and places and trying to connect with them whether for sex, attempts at a relationship or friendship. He attempts to keep his life compartmentalised, his 'Gay encounters' and his 'friendships with school colleagues', something that seems a necessity working with school children, but can the status quo can't remain forever.
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July 30, 2022 at 08:38 PM